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Airstrike Damage: 112 Died, 97 Injured in Rann Bombing

The Nigerian military has broken its silence on the number of casualties in the January 17 Rann misfire, claiming that 112 persons died in the incident with 97 others injured.

The military, at a press briefing by the head of the counter-insurgency operations in the North-East, Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor, said after the Rann airstrike accident, a coordinated emergency response was established for the rescue and treatment of the victims, while a surgical centre was equally set up.

He equally revealed that a board of inquiry was established by the Theatre Command to investigate the incident which proved that it was a mistake and that 112 persons died and 97 others were wounded in the incident.

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